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Oleana

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International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic
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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421 (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
617-661-0505
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 283
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing flavors, romantic atmosphere.

Great date or special occasion place. I never fail to be impressed by how they surprise my palette. Often crowded and small tables space, so make sure to book ahead. Spend your money on small plates instead of bigger entrees.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
flyginnyfly
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great date or special occasion place. I never fail to be impressed by how they surprise my palette. Often crowded and small tables space, so make sure to book ahead. Spend your money on small plates instead of bigger entrees.

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Syracuse, New York
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227 reviews 227 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Having scanned several sites while in town for a food convention, we opted to try the "renowned" Oleana.on a Monday nite.... Our server was wonderful...the food was ..ok.. the whipped feta with peppers was miniscule at best-less than 1/2 of a table spoon, the lamb meatballs- 5 , 1/2 oz ea. at best- also miniscule- the seabass was good but... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Oleana is a special place. I'm not quite sure how to sum it up. The food is so tasty and so creative. It's a must for a special occasion. Reservations are highly recommended if not required.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Oleana is the place in Boston/Cambridge where you can reliably delight in your meal. These are dishes will not find anywhere else. You will be endlessly surprised. There is nothing blah at Oleana. Chef/owner Ana Sortun is serious about spices, and a wide variety of spices. These are not necessarily spices that will burn your tongue. They will charm it,... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a cozy spot in winter and in summer, it's lovely to sit outside on the patio, where seating is first come, first served, so get there early. The vegetarian tasting menu is always a winner and allows you to savor the chef's favorite delicacies.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My first time at Oleana, and it was delightful. Cozy, with helpful service, and nice (soft) live music in the background. We had the vegetarian tasting menu, plus a shrimp dish appetizer and something else. All were very tasty, and I'd happily order the same thing again.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Fantastic appetizers and great service. This was a great date night out. We get so few nights without the kids that we have to make each one count. The food was fabulous, the service wonderful and it was a great night out.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Awesome food and atmosphere. The food was just amazing and the desserts were unique and unbelievably good!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I went here in February. With the record snow fall in Boston, let me tell you finding parking was a royal pain in my bum! When I finally found a place to park, I was late for my reservation. Oh, well. They were very welcoming none the less. I was seated in the back room near the bar. If you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Oleana is one of the best restaurants in Cambridge. Once you eat there it is very clear why people make reservations weeks in advance. The food is wonderful, the service is amazing, and the wine list is extensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
    (Btw. Prospect & Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-661-0505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?